Fees and Expenses

Fees subject to change without notice.

Student Expenses

Following are comprehensively outlined fees for students at the University who are studying for credit and noncredit in all areas of instruction. Included also are the additional expenses required for special academic services available to students and other miscellaneous fees, such as application fees. It is the responsibility of the student to know the correct amount of all fees, including the non-Ohio resident surcharge.

In any question concerning fees, surcharges or residence, it is the responsibility of the student, parents or court-appointed guardian to furnish such proof as may be required by The University of Akron. A student who is in doubt about residency status should consult with the University registrar.

It is the responsibility of the registrar to assess fees and surcharges at the time of registration; information given by the student at that time is used in the assessment. Each registration is later audited by the University auditor, and appropriate additional charges or refunds will be made.

All fees and surcharges are due at the time of registration or on the specified fee payment deadline. The status of the student as of the opening day of the semester or session will determine the final, correct amount of fees and surcharges.

An Installment Payment Plan for tuition and fees is available to all students.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee information for Undergraduate and associate degree programs is available on the Office of Admissions website.

Admission Application Fees (Nonrefundable)
Entering postbaccalaureate or graduate$45
Transient students (first enrollment only)$45
International Students (non-refundable)$60
Orientation Program Fees
New Student Orientation Program: University Commitment Fee
(Confirms new student intent to attend orientation and enroll in classes for next academic term. Placement tests taken on UA campuses are included in this fee.)
International Student Orientation$100
Placement Test Fees: Individual retesting and external users$25/test
Registration and Other Related Fees
Administrative Fees
Assessed each term (all students except high school students taking University courses; transient, unclassified and special students; and undergraduate students who have completed 96 credits or more)
Late Payment Fees
(charged to students who have not paid for tuition and and mandatory fees by the invoice due date)
Co-op Course Fee$55
Alternative Credit Fees
Bypassed Credit, per credit$5
CLEP, per test$25 (plus ETS fee paid to ETS)
Credit by Examination (undergraduate and postbaccalaureate) per credit$30
TestPrep Tutorial$100 per course
Facility Fee
Student Facility Fee$28.50/credit hour up to a maximum of 12 credit hours
General Service Fee
Akron Campus & College of Applied Science and Technology pursuing a bachelor’s degree$35.70/credit hour up to a maximum of 12 credit hours
Akron Campus pursuing an associate’s degree in College of Applied Science and Technology$27.60/credit hour up to a maximum of 12 credit hours
Medina County University/Center Wayne College$7.34/credit hour up to a maximum of 12 credit hours
Technology Fee
Academic Level: 0-95.5 Credits
96 Credits or More
$13.20/credit hour

Audit and Non-Credit (Developmental) Courses

The cost is the same whether a course is taken for credit non-credit (developmental) or audit.

Miscellaneous Fees

Audiology and Speech Center Fees
Click here to view Audiology and Speech Center fees
Career Advantage Services Fees
All undergraduate students except students with 96 credits or more$3/credit hour
Career Services
Registration Fee for alumni and reciprocity (covers 12-month cost of employer referrals)$45
Center for Child Development (Child care facility)
Click here to view Center for Child Development (Child care facility) fees
College of Education
Tk20 Portfolio$100
Counseling, Testing and Career Center
Cognitive Functioning and Academic Achievement Tests$55
Learning Disability Battery$100
ACT Residual Test$45
ACT Residual Test Standby ($20 plus $40 ACT fee)$65
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)$25 (plus ETS fee paid to ETS)
Educational Testing Services Fee(Currently $80; subject to change throughout the year. Fee is paid directly to ETS.)
Correspondence Testing$20/hr
Miller Analogies Test$90
Professional Consultation Fee per hour$120
Individual Administration of ACT Residual Test$155
Psychological and Career Tests$10
Psychological Assessment (not part of Counseling - an independent test)$50
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADSD) Assessment$160
CDs (For relaxation, stress management, etc.)$1

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